BROKEN road signs in Frideswide Square are contributing to the area’s rundown appearance.

In 2015 Oxfordshire County Council gave the square, which features the entrance to Oxford rail station, a £6.7m makeover.

READ AGAIN: Work carried out on battered pavements in Frideswide Square

The following year contractors were forced to return on several occasions to fix paving damaged by vehicles.

The Oxford Times:

But the radical design, which allows drivers and pedestrians to ‘share space’ by giving each other priority without the assistance of traffic lights, has proved a success.

However, some traffic signs at either end of the square have been damaged.

READ AGAIN: Contractors move back in as paving stones start to break up

Yesterday, about a year after the Oxford Mail first highlighted the issue, the signs, situated on traffic islands, remained in a collapsed state.

The Oxford Times:

It appears that the signs were damaged when they were hit by vehicles and they may need to be replaced, costing the taxpayer. The county council has been contacted for comment.